Tuesday, December 13, 2016

6 Pieces of Time

I.    time is a water jug
      i forget
      in a corner

II.    time is a feather
       cold, stripped from bone-
       but warm as lilac ribbed-blanket
       on your chest

III.   time is a clay
       molding me 
       until i learn 
       to unmold myself  

IV.   time is a lull 
       between raindrops
       the pause, between letters
       and musical notes
       as my mind wanders
       in ink, brush and pottery tool

V.    time is the missing
       eye, ear or finger 
       i lost in the journey
       i may never retrieve it
       but if i ever do,  
       i will carry it
       sacred
       into the dusk

VI.   time is a tango
       dance
       with you-
       always with you-



Posted for the D'verse poets pub - poetics on Time.   Hosted by Lillian ~

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27 comments:

  1. This I think is a perfect way to describe the complexity of time, so simple, but yet so complex in all it's way.

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  2. ah the nuances of time........this is just wonderful! I love so many "pieces" of it. Especially the tango -- such a sultry dance! :)

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  3. #IV reminds me of the Japanese concept of time or, the space between the notes...chinoa...Lovely set of poems on time.

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  4. Wonderful in every way. I love that 4th one the best. This form works so well for the prompt--you've tempted me. Only time eludes me.

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  5. I love the way you have broken time into 'pieces' Grace. As Bjorn says, a perfect way to describe the complexity of time.
    I love all of the 'pieces' but I find the first and the fourth especially stunning.

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  6. I love your six gems, but the tango is my favourite

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  7. Simply gorgeous, a half dozen parcels of time's infinite inexorable guises. I responded to #3, because introspection leads to insight & possible enlightenment.

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  8. A beautiful foray into pieces of time. So much to ponder in your exquisite writing.

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  9. I love your parcels of time, especially the 'lull between raindrops' and the wonderful 'tango dance'

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  10. A tango of time indeed as life takes seed

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  11. You stuck gold with me at: "Time is a tango..."

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  12. The series is quite lovely, but III and IV speak to directly to me.

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  13. That reminds me of everything i forgot, lost or left behind. That's a perfect description of time. If only it could be the things completed :)

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  14. Each of these is very beautiful, and especially the closing one. Sigh. Loved this!

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  15. Such a wonderful tribute to the beauty of time!!❤️ I so adore "time is a clay molding me until i learn to unmold myself" Sigh.. Beautifully penned❤️


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  16. Time, the great journey through space, multiple aspects to a physics phenomena that you have taken Grace and made into poetry.

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  17. I am nuts over these:

    "time is the missing
    eye, ear or finger
    i lost in the journey"

    "time is a water jug
    i forget
    in a corner"

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  18. You kNow/FeeL it's
    strange mY
    FriEnd.. once
    one reAlly dies
    as liFE
    tHeRE
    iS no
    Time
    but the
    noW oF liFE
    and that my
    friEnd is why God
    Creates HeLL.. so soMe
    of uS can go tHEre and
    come BACK to tell everyone.. iT's
    trUe.. this hAnd.. thiS tUrn oF
    A FrRiENDly
    cARd
    iS
    HeaVen
    noW.. mY FriEnd..
    forevermorenow..
    thing is.. and the sAddest
    pARt.. perHaps everyone has
    to go
    to
    heLL
    to finALLy
    see/feel this noW as iSReaL..:)

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  19. This is amazing Grace. I particularly love I and III.

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  20. Interesting look at time. Very poetic :)

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  21. molding me until I learn to unmold myself--a favorite of mine!!

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  22. Wow, Grace, I'd say these verses are...well...timeless! Fourth is my fav :)

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  23. Grace, these pieces are beyond good...they are all spectacular. I honestly can't pick a favorite because each one speaks to me in a different but profound way. I have to say this: I wish I had written these.

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  24. I also realize these 'timeless' pieces are beautiful as individual pieces, but together? Wow. superb. Jane

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  25. Reading this poem was a lull between the raindrops :)

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  26. Beautiful imagery. This was lovely.

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